Uptown for the Holidays

Uptown Athens will be as pretty as a postcard this December with festive decorations, tree lights, holiday music and wreaths that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season!

The most wonderful time of year on Court Street

Uptown Athens will be as pretty as a postcard this December with festive decorations, tree lights, holiday music and wreaths that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season! Court Street will be graced with the sounds of carolers, bands, choirs and local musicians. Activities and experiences for children around every turn. Also, make sure to find the gingerbread houses gracing the windows and displays of Uptown shops for the Second Annual Uptown Athens Gingerbread Competition! So much magic to enjoy this season.

Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 4 - 6:00-8:00pm
       Court Street and inside the 5 On Court building, 5 N. Court St., Athens

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Kickoff to the Holiday Season will include horse-drawn wagon rides, music and caroling, shopping, holiday refreshments and children's activities at participating uptown merchants and, of course, the tree lighting and arrival of SANTA!


Visits with Santa
Thursdays: December 11 & 18 - 6:00-8:00pm
       Inside the 5 On Court building, 5 N. Court St., Athens
Get your photo taken with Santa for FREE!

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Thursdays: December 11 & 18 - 6:00-8:00pm
       John Hutchison and his team of Percheron Horses will be offering wagon rides around the beautifully decorated blocks of Uptown Athens.


Ornament and Holiday Card Making at Passion Works
Thursday, December 4 - 6:00-8:00pm (20 E. State St., Athens)
       Create and decorate your own unique holiday ornament! Perfect family activity.

Thursday, December 18 - 6:00-8:00pm (20 E. State St., Athens)
       Create and decorate a one-of-a-kind holiday card to send and share!

Holiday Movies at The Athena Cinema
The Athena Cinema will be showing free holiday movies each Saturday through the season along with a canned food drive.
 SHOWS - Showtimes are 1:00pm and 3:00pm each Saturday listed
       Nov. 29 - The Santa Clause
       Dec. 6 - Elf
       Dec. 13 - Arthur Christmas
       Dec. 20 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Second Annual Athens Gingerbread Competition
The Athens Gingerbread Competition is back! ALL Gingerbread Houses will be on display at the Athens County Historical Society until December 6th. After that, view them in the window displays of Uptown Athens businesses through January 1.


*****FREE PARKING available in the Parking Garage on December 4 & 11 after 5:00pm, all day on December 6 & 13, and all the time beginning December 15 through January 3rd.******

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